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Tony loves the camping experience and all his friends at Camp SOAR. This is an excellent program, run by dedicated people.

Laura anticipated camp for months and was beyond excited! You and your crew did not disappoint at all. She wished that she could have stayed forever.

We noticed how happy Stuart was and that he seemed more self-sufficient and confident when he returned. He has been answering questions more responsively and acting like he matured at camp. Camp SOAR was a wonderful experience for him.

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How to apply to be a Camp SOAR Counselor

 

 CLICK for the 2017 Counselor Application 

2018 application will be posted in December

 

Please be aware although there is no deadline to apply, the sooner your application is received, the better your chances are of being accepted.  The mandatory training is just that, it's mandatory. All counselors, new and returning, must attend the training session. All counselors must by 15 years old by July 1.  Counselors will need to provide their own transportation to and from Camp SOAR.  It is strongly suggested to have an up to date tetanus shot, referred to as Tdap on most immunization records.  

Training day: Returning counselors are needed to help organize supplies and cabins as well as assist new counselors learning how to create a fun and safe atmosphere for the incoming campers.  Training day also provides a chance to meet all of your wonderful fellow counselors who help make Camp SOAR such a terrific experience for everyone, campers, counselors and staff.

Training Schedule: For Session I, if you are new to SOAR or have 4 weeks or less of experience at SOAR, be at camp by 1:00 on the Saturday before camp starts. Eat lunch BEFORE arriving.  You will be staying at camp until Friday, bring your gear.  Returning counselors with 5 or more weeks experience may arrive at 6:00pm. Be sure to eat dinner BEFORE arriving.

For Session II, if you are new to SOAR or have 4 weeks or less experience at SOAR, be at camp by 1:00 on the Saturday before camp starts.  Eat lunch BEFORE arriving.  Returning counselors with 5 or more weeks experience, or those who attended Session I training, may arrive at 6:00pm. Eat dinner BEFORE arriving.  You will be staying at camp until Friday, bring your gear.

If you a volunteering for both sessions, you will leave camp Friday around 11:30 and return Saturday by 6:30. 

If you have any questions or concerns about being a Camp SOAR counselor, please contact Susan DeKoker, sdekoker@cr-triangle.org or 312-726-4011.